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Baja Betty's

#248 of 3,870 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar
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1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
+1 619-269-8510
Sat 16:00 - 18:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited San Diego for a week and had to visit this restaurant more than once. Delicious food and margaritas are amazing!!! I recommend coming on a Tuesday, deals are incredible. $2 house margaritas, and really good deals on the food. We came on another day other than Tuesday and the bill was definitely more expensive but still worth it!... More 

Thank hjk1995
Redondo Beach, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found it on bringfido.com because we wanted a dinner spot close to our hotel that is dog friendly. Learned that it is located in the Hillcrest district known for acceptance and diversity. And boy was it dog friendly! We sat outside on the patio and had excellent service. I enjoyed two of the jalapeno skinny margaritas, a variation that... More 

Thank Lorna L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We came here with family. It is in a diverse neighborhood so the crowd is interesting. The staff was extremely friendly. The food is a great value and very very good. The drinks were well priced and delicious.

Thank CChiddix
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went here with colleagues while on a work conference for the first time. Great selection of margaritas. Bartender this particular night had quite a heavy pour which was nice! The home made guacamole was fantastic made right at the table. The atmosphere was vibrant and the music was fantastic!

Thank taste05
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Yeah I did get the $7.99 lunch special with a fried fish taco, Caesar salad, refried beans, and was supposed to include rice but some reason I wasn't given. It was all awful. Next time just margaritas and maybe the cheese dip. Not going to eat here again, I've been disappointed every time by the inedible food.

Thank SanFranciscoRoyalty
Asheville, North Carolina
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome little Mexican place. Good drink specials. Buy one get one on Wednesday nights. Massive burritos which are amazing.

Thank BigJakeTheSnake
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing nachos!!!!! Awesome food and great staff! Great find and will definitely go back when in San Diego.

Thank Pamela M
los angeles ca
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I went there for dinner on the price food was excellent the customer service was excellent I had a C Asada burrito with sour cream and cheese which was out of this world and my friends also had different dishes that they said that the food was very tasty looking forward to going back in the future

Thank Camie41
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Not only excellent food, Not only excellent service, But AMAZING prices - how they can donut for these prices is unbelievable. I had chicken quesadilla AND fish tacos for $4 EACH - could not finish & ended up taking food home. Drinks awesome too. A group of us went here yesterday & it was the best Mexican food I have... More 

Thank Z6343VCjohnh
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140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We adjourned to Baja Betty's after a day-long board meeting, and we were not disappointed. Food was great (Mexican food in SD had better be good!) and the service was really excellent. Our group of 10 enjoyed a variety of appetizers and entrees, and cocktails/mocktails (virgin margarita, anyone?). There are a lot of places to choose from in this part... More 

Thank KDUB7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-269-8510

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?